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Convention-goers at the 1956 Republican National Convention holding signs for Richard Nixon.
The 1956 Republican National Convention was held by the Republican Party of the United Statesmarker at the Cow Palacemarker in San Franciscomarker, Californiamarker, from August 20 to August 23, 1956. U.S. Senator William F. Knowland was temporary chairman and former speaker of the House Joseph W. Martin, Jr. served as permanent chairman. It renominated President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon of California as the party's candidates for the 1956 presidential election.

Eisenhower was renominated by acclamation at the Convention.

On August 23, 1956, singer Nat King Cole spoke at the Republican Convention.

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